Lumber Liquidators has empowered people to unleash their potential through ongoing support for No Barriers USA. The organization is committed to inspiring disabled individuals to live full, meaningful lives, without barriers.
Tom Sullivan, Founder and Chairman of Lumber Liquidators, remarked, “The obstacles disabled people face every day with courage and determination make what the average American stresses about pale in comparison. Lumber Liquidators is very proud to support No Barriers and their beneficiaries who consistently inspire us to be better.”
Lumber Liquidators’ roots with No Barriers USA go back to 2001, when Sullivan was inspired by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and decided to support his quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest. After becoming the first blind climber to scale the world’s tallest mountain, Weihenmayer sought to empower others to discover their potential – regardless of physical condition – and co-founded No Barriers in 2005.
“The generosity of Lumber Liquidators helps us break down barriers for these individuals, and empower them to explore what’s possible – whether that means climbing a mountain or just getting up the stairs.” – Erik Weihenmayer, Board Vice President of No Barriers USA
Lumber Liquidators has been a major sponsor of the biannual No Barriers Summit since the first U.S. event in 2007. The event brings together people with varying disabilities and abilities, featuring activities designed to intellectually, emotionally and physically challenge attendees. The No Barriers Summit features keynote addresses, leadership exercises and authentic immersion activities ranging from rock climbing and biking to photography and painting.
Lumber Liquidators supports No Barriers USA and a wide range of Weihenmayer’s other initiatives through its philanthropic program, Lay It Forward. The guiding principle of Lay It Forward is supporting organizations that will benefit generations to come, a vision that also drives the enduring quality of Lumber Liquidators’ products. Installing a hardwood floor is an investment by homeowners – it lasts for years and grows in character as an element of a home’s beauty. By sustaining the Lay It Forward program now, Lumber Liquidators believes its investment will have a similar and lasting impact.
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